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Wallis

[ wol-is, waw-lis ]
/ ˈwɒl ɪs, ˈwɔ lɪs /
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noun

Harold Brent [brent], /brɛnt/, "Hal", 1899–1986, U.S. film producer.
John, 1616–1703, English mathematician.
a male given name, form of Wallace.
a female given name.

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Wallis1
/ (ˈvalɪs) /

noun

the German name for Valais

British Dictionary definitions for Wallis (2 of 2)

Wallis2
/ (ˈwɒlɪs) /

noun

Sir Barnes (Neville). 1887–1979, English aeronautical engineer. He designed the airship R100, the Wellesley and Wellington bombers, and the bouncing bomb (1943), which was used to destroy the Ruhr dams during World War II
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